I’m currently going through a major transition (all good!), so I’m wrapping stuff up and preparing to change coordinates. Also, I’ve got this brand new, monster of a camera but I’m ridiculously busy–aargh!… Lots of 5DM3 “Out and About” photos will be coming soon. In the meantime, another close-up of flora at the homestead from this past weekend.
Lens: Canon Ef 24-105mm f/4.0L at 105mm. 1/3200 second at f/4, ISO 200.
Canon 5DM3 in training.
A “weed” yes, but the Salsify root is edible.
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 70mm. 1/160 second at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Canon T2i grabbing an edible.
Here’s a black and white rendering of a giant, dandelion-like seed head of a Salsify plant. Also known as Oyster Plant (because the edible root supposedly tastes like oysters), it pops up in our yard this time of year. I’ve never eaten it, but maybe this is the year to give it a try. I wonder if it tastes better in black and white?
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM at 300mm. 1/800 at f/5.6, ISO 200. Black and white conversion: Nik Silver Efex Pro (version 1).
Canon T2i on wild garden forage.
I pulled into the driveway after my long commute and saw a perfect, giant dandelion next to the garage–actually, the plant is called Salsify and has a 3″ diameter (dandelion-like) seed head. I shot some close-ups and here’s the one I liked the best.
Canon G11 working the macro.
While relaxing on the patio yesterday afternoon, I saw this half spent salsify (has a seed cluster like a giant dandelion) and thought “time to pull out the G11.” I took a least twenty shots of it–everything from fuzzy, hairy, swirly macros to underneath close-ups aiming into the bright sky shots (the G11’s articulating screen rocks for close-ups!). I picked this shot out of the batch. Why? Because for some reason it works for my aesthetic sensibility–aka, it’s all subjective.
Canon G11 looking over, under, sideways, down.